Cincinnati MSL/TheInsiders Combine

Saturday was the Cincinnati stop for the MSL/TheInsiders Combine tour. GoBlueWolverine was in attendence as it has been for 12 other camps and combines this recruiting spring. Two of the big names on the Michigan radar expected to make an appearance, TE <b>James McKinney</b> and LB <b>Brandon Logan</b>, were no-shows, but Logan's cousin, <b>William Lewis</b> did show up and did well.

The day started gloomy and gray with a slight drizzle but ended on a sunny note. Approximately 120 prospects made the trek to the University of Cincinnati for the MSL/TheInsiders Combine. What was to be a two-day event was cut a day short and with major storms moving into the Cincinnati area for Sunday the change was for the better. Two big Michigan targets were expected to be in attendence but failed to make it. Lexington, Ky. Catholic High's Brandon Logan is still nursing a sore hamstring, according to his cousin, William Lewis, and wanted to rest rather than risk further injuring himself.

Lousiville, Ky. Central High School star tight end James McKinney was on the combine roster but was also a no-show. McKinney had previosly made a verbal commitment to the Wolverines but has since stepped back on that pledge to check out other schools. In our last conversation he reported 21 offers, most recently from Oklahoma.

Lewis is a 6 foot 4, 205 pound wide receiver from Scott County High School in Georgetown, Ky. As mentioned Lewis is Brandon Logan's cousin. He reports a 4.65 in the 40 and said he will attend the Michigan camp. "Right now Brandon and I are planning on going up together," he said. "I'm not sure if James is going with us but I think he is."

Lewis reports no offers at this time but is getting looks from MAC schools and is expecting an offer from Marshall at any time. In drills he moved well, clocking a 4.5 shuttle on a very slow field. With 4.65 speed he'll probably see more possibilities in college at the tight-end position, and that's just fine with him. "As long as I get to play," he said.

Reports at the camp were that Logan has recently been offered by Florida, and this may be the a school that will jump to the top on his list. Logan has mentioned in the past that he would like to stay in a warm-weather environment and Florida is a program that once again looks to be an SEC and national power under the guidance of Ron Zook, who took over for popular Steve Spurrier.

GBW will be in contact very soon with both Logan and McKinney to follow up both their situations.

As for other recruits at the combine who stood out. Sophomore defensive back Jovani Chappel from Trotwood-Madison High School in Trotwood, Oh. turned a lot of heads by recording both the top shuttle and 40 times of the day. He told GBW he already has an offer from Illinois and has been receiving mail from Michigan and others. He said he will be attending the Michigan camp. He is certainly agile and has excellent footwork, but at 5 foot 8 will need to grow a few inches in order to be a serious Michigan prospect.

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